So you're thinkin they sorta cancel each other out? What if they are praying for positive things and not negative, or acknowledging a greater power and by example, furthering that belief, why is it you assume a cynacal aspect? Not everyone is selfish...some try to consider others. Is your perspective of God only as a weapon? Can't they just be praying they don't get one in the ear? Or to bless their mother or something if they do take one in the ear?
Slurve I'm not anything but some kids dad, but thats got to be a real sad way to go through life, thinking these guys are "using God"? Like that could be done..People are not perfect and the guys who do this have faults, that doesn't make acknowledging God a bad thing. They will (If you believe that way) face judgement at some point and so will you and I. I don't think you could possibly prove that folks who are inspired or that play for a higher purpose don't do extraordinary things. I won't tell you what or how to believe, I just hope you find something that gets you a little more optimistic outlook. Hypocrites shouldn't stop you from your beliefs